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What happens if you are arrested and refused bail during the holiday period?

Between Monday, 23 December 2019 and Sunday, 5 January 2020 most courts in NSW will be closed for the holidays. So, what happens if you are arrested by Police...

Zoe Whetham

Between Monday, 23 December 2019 and Sunday, 5 January 2020 most courts in NSW will be closed for the holidays.

So, what happens if you are arrested by Police and refused bail during this period?

Depending on where you were arrested, your bail hearing will most likely take place at Parramatta Bail Court or Newcastle Local Court. Sometimes this means that you will appear via audio-visual link from Surry Hills Corrective cells or Amber Laurel Corrective cells.

A bail hearing determines whether you will be released from custody prior to your matter being finalised in court. Depending on the seriousness of your offence, this can sometimes mean that it is on you to prove that bail is justified in the circumstances.

There are a number of factors which determine whether bail is justified. It is best to seek legal advice at this stage, to ensure the court is presented with all the information that may be relevant to your case.

Streeton Lawyers can assist with any enquiries you have during this period. To contact us for a free initial consultation, call (02) 9025 9888.